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Samsung Galaxy S10 is the latest device in the Galaxy series and it spots quite a whole bunch of exciting features. This device was launched late February 2019 at Samsung’s first Unpacked event of the year to mark the tenth anniversary of the Galaxy S range alongside other members of the Galaxy S10 Series and the all new Samsung Galaxy Fold with a foldable display, the smartphone offers a new Infinity-O display, a triple-camera, on-screen fingerprint sensor, more powerful hardware and software all wrapped in a gorgeous build.
Due to this large infinity display, we will no longer see the fingerprint sensor at the back as it has been placed under the screen of the device. The fingerprint on this device is an ultrasonic sensor that uses soundwaves to capture 3D representation of every single ridge on your finger.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 key specs
- 6.1-inch, Dynamic AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 1440 X 3040 pixels (550 ppi)
- Always On Display, HDR10
- Android 9.0 (Pie), One UI with 8GB RAM
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (USA, China, Latin America), Octa-core Exynos 9810 (EMEA)
- 128GB / 512GB built-in storage and support memory card up to 512GB
- 12MP + 12MP + 16 tri rear camera and 10MP front camera
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint sensor (under Display)
- Fast Wireless Charging
- Water and Dust Proof (IP68 certification)
- 3,400mAh non removable Li-ion battery
Samsung has a different design set for the Samsung Galaxy S10. We can see that this device has an an all-screen design with an infinity display making the front camera fill out the O-shaped cut-out in the top-right corner of the display.
This is why it is said to have an Infinity-O display. Samsung Galaxy S10 features a brilliant 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED display that promises deep blacks and and a crisp view, thanks to the 1440 x 3040 pixels, HDR10, and 19:9 aspect ratio.
On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is just about 2mm taller, wider and thinner than the Galaxy S9 smartphone. This new body shape and size makes it more comfortable to hold.
The 6.1-inch display is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 6. This is IP68 rated, which means has water and dust resistance that will make the device survive submersion in water of up to 1.5 metre level for up to 30 minutes. Samsung Galaxy S10 is available in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink colours.
Camera and Battery
You will be surprised to hear that this Galaxy S10 features a tri-camera setup on the back, as they consist of a 12 megapixels main camera with Optical Image Stabilisation, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, and an aperture capable of f/1.5 and f/2.4, a 12 megapixels telephoto lens camera with 2X optical zoom and a 16 megapixels ultra-wide angle camera.
This enables 0.5X wide-angle shots, with the rear camera being able to record 4k videos at 60fps. The front camera occupying the O-cutout, is a 10 megapixels camera sensor with dual-pixel phase detection autofocus.
The Galaxy S10 is powered by non-removable Li-Ion 3400mAh battery with fast battery charging 15W, fast wireless charging 15W and power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W. This battery has an endurance rating of 79h.
Hardware and Software
Samsung still retains the option of two processors with the the Samsung Galaxy S10 offering the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 in the United States, Latin America, and China while the rest of the world (Europe, South Korea, Middle East, and Africa) gets the Samsung Galaxy S10 with the company’s octa-core Exynos 9820 Octa processor.
For those in the United States, Latin America and China, you get an octa-core processor consisting of tri-core processor, quad-core processor, and a single-core processor clocked at 2.4GHz, 1.7GHz and 2.8GHz respectively. While for those in rest of the world, your Samsung Galaxy S10 will offer the Exynos 9820 Octa also comes in a tri-cluster architecture, but consisting of two dual-core processors clocked at 2.7GHz and 2.3GHz respectively and a quad-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz.
More to say as all Samsung Galaxy S10 devices will come with 8GB of RAM no matter your region. There is a 128GB or 512GB built-in storage that has the support for up to 512GB microSD card. This device boots Android 9.0 (Pie) One UI straight from the box.
Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy S10 price start at £799 (around $779, AU$1,400, NGN 377,000) for the 128GB variant and £999 (472,527 Naira) for 512GB of storage. Pre-order for the Samsung Galaxy S10 has started in Nigeria with leading telecom networks taking the lead as you can pre-order this device from MTN, Airtel, Glo, Jumia, Slot, etc.
Samsung Galaxy S10 specs
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|BODY||Dimensions||149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm (5.90 x 2.77 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||157 g (5.54 oz)|
|Build||Back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)|
– IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
|DISPLAY||Type||Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.1 inches, 93.2 cm2 (~88.3% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 3040 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~550 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
– Always-on display
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI|
|Chipset||Exynos 9820 Octa (8 nm) – EMEA|
Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) – USA/LATAM, China
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.31 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA|
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.41 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485) – USA/LATAM, China
|GPU||Mali-G76 MP12 – EMEA|
Adreno 640 – USA/LATAM, China
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only|
|Internal||128/512 GB, 8 GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Triple||12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS|
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1.0µm
|Features||LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec.|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF|
|Features||Dual video call, Auto-HDR|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected]|
|SOUND||Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|– 32-bit/384kHz audio|
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|Radio||FM radio (USA & Canada only)|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2|
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
– Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast battery charging 15W|
Fast wireless charging 15W
Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W
|MISC||Colors||Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink|
|Price||About £799 (around $779, AU$1,400, NGN 377,000) for the 128GB variant and £999 (472,527 Naira) for 512GB of storage|
|TESTS||Performance||Basemark OS II: 4539 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 4465|
Basemark X: 44097
|Display||Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.498 (sunlight)|
|Camera||Photo / Video|
|Loudspeaker||Voice 82dB / Noise 74dB / Ring 85dB|
|Audio quality||Noise -92.2dB / Crosstalk -92.7dB|
Endurance rating 79h